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The Girlfriend Experience Season One [Blu-ray]

 Review by Suzanne Lanoue 8/1/16

This show is based on a movie of the same name (which I haven't seen). It's about a law student who becomes a high class female escort. Mostly the show is about two things: 1) sex, and 2) about how she tries to juggle too many things at once.  In that sense, it's similar to "Weeds" or any show about someone doing something illegal and trying not to get caught as they hide secrets from their friends or family.

Since this show is on Starz, it's very racy, so there is lots of sex and swearing. If you don't like that kind of thing, this is not for you. It's basically like soft core porn. The show does have a good plot and fine acting, but the show focuses on her job having sex for money, so we see a lot of that.

The actress who stars in the show, Riley Keough, plays Christina, a law student who just got a boring intern job in a law office.  Her good friend at school introduces her to the world of high class escorts. They both need the money and enjoy sex, but they also enjoy the excitement of the power they get from it. However, Christine (who goes by the name "Chelsea" in her second job) soon finds that juggling two jobs and law school is difficult enough, but her worlds collide in unpleasant ways.  Keough reminds me a little of Elisabeth Moss (who played Peggy in "Mad Men"), but much prettier. She has a very interesting face and doesn't look like your typical beautiful actress.  In a lot of TV shows, the actors are so attractive, that it makes the show unbelievable and you just have to try to suspend that disbelief. Often, the shows try to make them look less attractive in the role, and it doesn't always work.  The people in this show look more like normal people.  It's definitely an interesting show, and they do work hard to make it look very real (almost like a documentary).

Mary Lynn Rajskub (from "24") plays one of the other lawyers in Christine's new law firm.  The DVD has 3 good features that are of fine length, about the show.  I enjoyed them. There were no deleted scenes or anything like that. You should watch this if you're an adult who likes good relationship dramas and doesn't mind a lot of steamy scenes.


The STARZ Limited Series “The Girlfriend Experience” Available on Blu-Ray™ and DVD on August 2, 2016

Christine Reade (Riley Keough) is a second year student at Chicago-Burnham Law School and a new intern at a prestigious firm. Working hard to establish herself at the firm, her focus quickly shifts when a classmate introduces her to the world of transactional relationships. Known as GFEs, they are women who provide “The Girlfriend Experience” — emotional and sexual relationships at a very high price. Juggling two very different lives, Christine quickly finds herself drawn into the GFE world, attracted to the rush of control and intimacy. The series was co-created by Lodge Kerrigan (Claire Dolan) and Amy Seimetz (Sun Don’t Shine) and executive Produced by Steven Soderbergh (Magic Mike, Ocean’s Eleven Franchise, Erin Brockovich), Philip Fleishman, Lodge Kerrigan, Amy Seimetz, Jeff Cuban and Gary Marcus. “The Girlfriend Experiencewill be available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on August 2, 2016.
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